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Summerhawks run win streak to four

Staying put: Rushing refuses to resign

Residents, staff and dignitaries filled the Airway Heights City Council chambers Monday night to watch the political fate of Mayor Patrick Rushing. During its meeting, council approved a resolution, 5-1, that declares Rushing’s Facebook offensive...

Council briefed on Cheney-EWU dispatch

Perhaps the best way to get Eastern Washington University back to the bargaining table on a dispatch service contract with Cheney Police Department might be to equate the services the city provides the university to another business most about...

Blue Waters, Bluegrass Festival to pay tribute to Hazel Dickens

Some notable names in bluegrass are coming to Medical Lake to pay tribute to one of the genre's trailblazers. One of the headline acts for the 14th annual Blue Waters, Bluegrass Festival, Aug. 7-9 at Waterfront Park in Medical Lake, is the Hazel...

Avoiding complicity by silence

The Cheney School Board will decide at a July 29 special meeting how it will respond to controversial comments made by Airway Heights Mayor Patrick Rushing on his personal Facebook page that became public almost two weeks ago. Rushing’s comments...

Sendoff to state

Friends, families and fans gathered at Salnave Park, July 17 to send off the West Plains Little League All Stars as they traveled to Montesano, Wash., to compete in the state tournament. The All Stars qualified for the tournament after winning the...

Eagles collect their second President's Cup

Five years after winning the award for the first time, Eastern Washington University has again won the Big Sky Conference Presidents’ Cup presented by Red Lion Hotels for the 2014-15 school year, the league office announced July 19. The Eagles...

Summerhawks run win streak to four

After struggling in the beginning of their season, the Cheney Summerhawks 15U baseball team is on a hot streak. After losses against Northwest Premier, 6-3, July 14, and the Hurricanes, 10-7, July...

Kids can sometimes bring something extra to routine press events

Although it doesn’t lead to the most exciting evenings, I can’t pass up a chance to watch free mixed martial arts or boxing events. Last weekend, UFC featured a Titan Fighting Championships event on its Fight Pass network. The card — which...

Eagles, Bobcats picked in polls to top Big Sky football

It may not count in the conference standings, but Sept. 19 will be an intriguing day in the Big Sky Conference football race. Eastern Washington University and Montana State are the split-vote favorites to win the conference title in 2015, and will...

Memorable times behind, ahead for EWU's Chaves

Time has admittedly flown by for Eastern Washington University's athletic director Bill Chaves. Chaves recently passed his eight-year mark on the job and it's been a most memorable run punctuated by...

Cheney 17U defeats Cashmere 12-11 in extra innings

The Cheney Summerhawks 17U baseball team returned to its home field last week with a 12-11 win over Cashmere, July 14, in a game that went into extra innings, followed by a 20-7 loss to Northwest Premier, July 15. Cheney was set to play Omak, July...

Four Eagles named to All-Big Sky preseason team

Four Eastern Washington University football players – led by offensive MVP Cooper Kupp – have been selected to the 2015 Big Sky Conference Preseason All-Conference Team, announced July 19 by the conference. Kupp, a consensus All-American his...

School guys prevail

During Medical Lake's 2015 Tennis-A-Thon July 15-16, a special doubles match took place between members of the Medical Lake School District and local government officials. Pictured above are Cardinal ...

Blue Devils season is both successful and frustrating

In the end and despite a number of high points, the Spokane Blue Devils AAA American Legion baseball team will consider their 2015 season one where they just might have underachieved. The Blue Devils season came to an end in the playoffs for the...

Thanks from ML Tennis-A-Thon commmittee

The 24-Hour-Tennis-A-Thon committee would like to give a big thank you to all the generous supporters, countless volunteers and community members who participated. Much of this year’s success is attributed to the generosity and assistance we...

Airway Heights residents can start their healing process

Last week was a roller coaster week for the city of Airway Heights, which has been under the microscope due to the actions of Mayor Patrick Rushing. I won’t go into full detail because you can read on the front page of this week’s Cheney Free...

This is why we explore the solar system

Editor’s note: The following editorial from the Detroit Free Press does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the Cheney Free Press editorial board. Until last week, Pluto had been a distant dot in the sky; far out on the edge of the...

Federal crop insurance gets failing grade

At the Center for Rural Affairs, we’ve heard from farmers across the Midwest and Great Plains about the negative impacts of federally subsidized crop insurance for over a decade. A farm safety net is important to help family farmers mitigate...

District holds special meeting

The public is invited to provide input into the Cheney School District’s 2015-16 budget process at a special meeting Wednesday, July 29, at Betz Elementary School. The meeting begins at 6 p.m., with continuance of a public hearing started at the... Full story

Open for business

Cheney became one of the new focal points of residential development on the West Plains with the official opening of phase one of the Harvest Bluff development. From left to right are: Cheney City...

Airway Heights launches 'Open City Hall' information service

Airway Heights residents who cannot make public meetings but still want to keep up with the various projects happening around the city have a new avenue of doing so. In a news release, Airway Heights announced it launched its new “Open City...

EWU trustees approve 2016 operating budget

After an initial viewing in May, and passing an interim budget for the 2015-16 academic year in mid-June, the Eastern Washington University board of trustees approved a final spending package Friday, July 17. Meeting both in person and over the...

Brennan and Nanny named to school district positions

The Cheney School District has named Celina Brennan and Nicole Nanny to new positions within the district. According to news releases, Brennan was named the new principal at Salnave Elementary School on June 24 while Nanny became the new director...

Garcia to serve on Eastern board of trustees as student represenative

Eastern Washington University will have a new student voice on its board of trustees. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed EWU senior Mariana Garcia as the student representative to the board, replacing the graduating Francisco “Frank”...

EWU Theatre and Modern Theater to co-produce 'Twelfth Night'

Eastern Washington University Theatre Department and Spokane’s Modern Theater invites audiences to a co-production of William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night.” Directed by Jess Sanders, “Twelfth Night” is about love lost, love found and...

Medical Lake Schools to partner with local Parks Department

Starting in the fall, Medical Lake School District teachers will have a one-hour late start release time on Friday mornings to give them additional work and collaboration time. One of the concerns for this was to create a place for younger students...

Pioneer Park Playground

A new piece of playground equipment was recently installed at Pioneer Park in Medical Lake. The wooden playground equipment previously at the park was vandalized in late 2014. The new equipment is...

Part 1: Good things do happen

This is the true story of some events that happened when I was very young. I grew up on my father’s dairy farm that was exactly one mile from the country school. My mother decided one mile was the perfect distance for me to walk to school, even...

Button selected for Cheney Yard of the Month

The Gardeners of Cheney and the Kiwanis Club selected the yard of Jane Button, of 113 Greenbriar Lane, as the July Yard of the Month. Button will receive a $25 gift certificate for gardening supplies ...

What's Happening on the West Plains

City of Cheney • July 24, Baby Play and Learn Storytime (ages 0 – 18 months), community library, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. • July 24, 2015 Movie Series presents: “Big Hero 6,” Sutton Park, starting at dusk. • July 27, Dance Class, Wren...

Looking Back

10 Years Ago July 28, 2005 Responding to a call about a burglary in progress, Medical Lake police found a suspect vehicle and engaged in a car chase that resulted in a non-injury roll-over accident. The Starbucks coffee chain announced they would...

LOOKING BACK WITH THE CHENEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

Fifty years ago in 1965, the new Interstate 90 freeway bypassed Four Lakes, Cheney, and Tyler. The freeway was a mixed blessing. Businesses certainly felt the loss as fewer travelers came through town, and residents were attracted with easy access...

Barbara Ann Feyh

Barbara Ann Feyh, age 75, passed away Monday, July 13, 2015 at the Deaconess Hospital in Spokane after a 10-year battle with cancer. Barbara was born in Canacao, Philippines, May 19, 1940 to... Full story

Virgil Dean Bonk

Virgil Dean Bonk passed away July 17, 2015 in Spokane, Wash. He was 86. Virgil was born March 31, 1929 in Sprague, Wash. to Carl A. and Lyda E. Bonk and was the youngest of three children (Ted and... Full story

Donald Louis Peck

A life well lived, Don Peck was born on Dec. 16, 1944 in Ellensburg, Wash. to Louis and Lillian Peck and passed away on July 1, 2015 in Spokane, Wash. Don will be remembered as a man of faith who thought of others before himself and shared his love... Full story

 
 
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